Municipal Code of Ordinances

Municipal Code Index

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - General Government

1.01          Village Board Powers
1.02          Elected Officials
1.03          Appointed Officials
1.04          Rules of Procedure
1.05          Municipal Judge and Municipal Court
1.06          Town Administrator
1.061        Treasurer
1.07          Elections
1.08          Code of Ethics
1.09          Salaries
1.10          Official Map
1.11          Creation of Commissions and Committees
1.12          Facsimile Signatures
1.13          Personnel Handbook
1.14          Grievance Procedure for Handicapped Persons
1.15          Use of Town Equipment, Tools and Property
1.16          Posting and Publication

Chapter 2 – Public Records

2.01          Definitions
2.02          Duty to Maintain Records
2.03          Legal Custodians
2.04          Public Access to Records; Fees
2.05          Access Procedures
2.06          Limitations on Right to Access
2.07          Destruction of Obsolete Records

Chapter 3 – Finance and Taxation

3.01          Preparation of Tax Roll and Tax Bills
3.02         Treasurer’s Bond
3.03          Town Budget
3.04          Tax Exempt Property Registration
3.05          Temporary Investment of Funds Not Immediately Needed
3.06          Claims
3.07          Purchasing Procedures
3.08          Order Checks, Execution of
3.09          Town Depositories
3.10          Imposition of a Room Tax
3.11          Special Assessment
3.12          Retention of Nominal Overpayment Absent Demand
3.13          Confidentiality of Income and Expense Information Provided to Assessor for Assessment purposes

Chapter 4 – Police Department

4.01          Police Department Personnel
4.02          Chief of Police, Powers and Duties
4.03          Police Officers
4.04          Police and Fire Commission
4.05          Penalty

Chapter 5 – Fire and Rescue

5.01          Administrative Code Provisions Adopted
5.02          Establishment of Town of Delavan Fire and Rescue
5.03          Bylaws
5.04          Appropriations
5.05          Organization
5.055        Charges for Fire and Rescue Services
5.06          Powers and Duties of Fire Chief
5.07          Control and Care of Apparatus
5.08          Authority of Department at Fires
5.09          Discipline
5.10          Fire Inspectors
5.11          Reimbursement for Fire Calls
5.12          State Fire Prevention Manual Adopted
5.13          Hazardous Materials
5.14          Fire Safety Regulations
5.15          Application of this Chapter to Town of Delavan Rescue Squad

Chapter 6 – Emergency Government

6.01          Joint Action Emergency Government
6.02         Policy
6.03         Definitions
6.04         County Emergency Government Committee
6.05         County Coordinator of Emergency Government Services
6.06         Sharing of Costs
6.07         Joint Meeting
6.08         Utilization of Existing Services and Facilities
6.09         Penalty

Chapter 7 - Traffic Code

7.01          State Traffic Laws Adopted
7.02          Adoption of Wisconsin Administrative Code
7.03          Through Streets Designated
7.04          Prohibited Parking
7.05          Snow Emergency and Parking Restrictions
7.06          Speed Limits
7.07          Stop Signs
7.08          Operation of Motor Vehicles Held Out to Public Use
7.09          Classification of Weight Limitations on Town Highways
7.10          Official Traffic Signs, Signals and Markers
7.11          Snowmobiles
7.12          Off-Highway Vehicles Regulated
7.14          Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle
7.15          Enforcement
7.16          Penalty

Chapter 8 - Town Highways

8.01          Purpose
8.02          Words and Phrases Defined
8.03          Application Required
8.04          Minimum Standards
8.05          Variances from Design Standards and Special Circumstances
8.06          Final Inspection
8.07          Inspections and Costs
8.08          Other Costs
8.09          Road Excavations
8.10          Adoption of State Statutes
8.11          Driveways
8.12          Uniform System for Numbering Properties and Principal Buildings
8.13          Haul Roads
8.14          Private Road Maintenance
8.15          Penalty
Exhibits
A             Typical Rural Section – Minor Streets
Chapter 8 Exhibit A 

Chapter 9 – Public Peace and Good Order

9.01          Offenses against State Laws Subject to Forfeiture
9.02          Discharge of Weapons
9.03          Throwing or Shooting Missiles and Projectiles
9.04          Fireworks Regulated
9.05          Loud and Unnecessary Noise Prohibited
9.06          Regulation of Alarms
9.07          Littering Prohibited
9.08          Radio or Television Interference Prohibited
9.09          Loitering Prohibited
9.10          Recycling Ordinance
9.11          Burning Regulated
9.12          Sale and Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages in Public Places Prohibited Without Permit
9.13          False I.D. Cards, Use of Prohibited
9.14          Curfew
9.15          Marijuana – Possession Prohibited
9.155         Possession Manufacture, Delivery or Advertisement of Drug Paraphernalia Prohibited
9.16          Prohibited Discharges
9.17          Landfill Sites
9.18          Penalties

Chapter 10 – Public Health and Welfare

10.01          Public Nuisances Prohibited
10.02          Public Nuisance Defined
10.03          Public Nuisances Affecting Health
10.04          Public Nuisances Offending Morals and Decency
10.05          Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety
10.06          Open Cisterns, Wells, Basements or Other Dangerous Excavations Prohibited
10.07          Abandoned or Unattended Ice Boxes, etc. Prohibited
10.08          Abatement of Public Nuisances
10.09          Cost of Abatement
10.10          Health Department
10.11          Abatement of Human Health Hazards
10.12          Rules and Regulations
10.13          Communicable Diseases
10.14          Regulation of Nuisance-Type Businesses
10.15          Milk and Milk Products
10.16          Privies, Cesspools, etc. Prohibited after Connection with Sewer
10.17          Penalties

Chapter 11- License and Permits

11.01          Regulation of Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages
11.02          License Fees
11.03          License Application
11.04          Revocation, Suspension and Non-Renewal of Licenses
11.05          Restrictions on Granting Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented malt Beverages Licenses
11.06          Regulation of Licensed Premises and Licenses
11.07          Suspension, Revocation and Discontinued Use or Non-Use of License
11.08          Wearing Apparel Required
11.09          Provisional Operator’s Licenses
11.10          Cigarette Retailer License
11.11          Dog Licensing and Regulation
11.12          Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks
11.13          Amusement Establishments
11.14          Business Registration Procedure
11.15          Direct Sellers License
11.155        Permit Required for Solicitation
11.16          Regulation of Rummage Sales and Garage Sales Regulated
11.18          Penalties

Chapter 16 – Cable Communications System Franchise

16.01          Definitions
16.02          Grant of Authority
16.03          Conditions of Franchise
16.04          Transfer or Sale of Cable Television System
16.05          Franchise Term, Review and Renewal
16.06          Responsibilities Upon Termination or Expiration
16.07          Completion of Construction and Extension of System
16.08          Rates
16.09          Termination of Franchise
16.10          Franchise Fee
16.11          Broadband Cable Communications Service
16.12          Compliant Procedure
16.13          Liability and Indemnification
16.14          Construction and Network Technical Standards and Measurements
16.15          Additional Requirements
16.16          Subscriber Privacy
16.17          Switching Device and Channel Lock
16.18          Penalties
16.19          Government Connections
16.20         Town’s Right of Intervention
16.21          Preferential or Discriminatory Practices Prohibited
16.22          Severability
16.23          Franchise Grant

Chapter 18 – Land Division

18.01          Introduction
18.02          General Provisions
18.03          Land Division Procedure
18.04          Preliminary Plat
18.05          Final Plat
18.06          Certified Survey Map
18.07          Condominium Plat
18.08          Planned Developments
18.09          Required Land Improvements
18.10          Acceptance Procedure
18.11          Agreements
18.12          Definitions
18.13          Adoption and Effective Date
18.14          Moratorium on Development within Traditional Lakefront Residential Zone
Appendix
A             Fees
B             Design Standards
Chapter 18 Appendix

Exhibits
A             Outline for the Standard Form of a A Contract for Subdivision or Development Improvements
B             Sample Irrevocable Letter of Credit
C             Insurance Requirements
Chapter 18 Exhibits A B C 
D-G           Roadway Details
Chapter 18 Exhibits D-G  

Chapter 19 – Mutual and Identical Regulation for Boating on Delavan Lake and Lake Comus for the City and Town of Delavan

19.01          Purpose
19.02          Intent
19.03          Applicability and Enforcement
19.04          State Boating and Water Safety Adopted
19.05          Definitions
19.06          Speed Restriction
19.07          Operation of Motor Vehicles on Ice
19.08          Capacity
19.09          Additional Traffic Rule(s)
19.10          Intoxication and Intoxicating Liquors
19.11          Safe Operation Required
19.12          Water Skiing
19.13          Swimming Regulations
19.14          Polluting and Littering Water Prohibited
19.15          Overnight Mooring Prohibited
19.16          Buoys Marking Race Courses
19.17          Stationary Artificial Structures
19.18          Establishment of Pier-head Line and Wharf Regulations
19.19          Mooring or Anchoring in Swimming Areas
19.20         Public Landings
19.21          Enforcement
19.22          Markers and Navigation Aids: Posting Chapter
19.23          Penalties and Deposits
19.24          Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances

Chapter 21 -Town Parks

21.01          Use of Town of Delavan Parks
21.02          Conflict and Severability
21.03          Penalties
21.04          Park Impact Fees

Chapter 22 - Building Code and Building Inspector Maintenance

22.01          Authority
22.02          Purpose
22.03          Definitions
22.04          Scope
22.05          Permit Required
22.06          Adoption of Codes
22.07          Scope of Uniform Dwelling Code and Expanded
22.08          Certified Municipality Status
22.09          Building-HVAC-Electrical- Plumbing Inspector
22.10          Submission of Plans
22.11          Issuance of Permit
22.12          Occupancy Bond
22.13          Occupancy Permit
22.14          Basements; Excavations
22.15          Swimming Pools
22.16          Building Grade and Drainage
22.17          Architectural, Landing, Lighting, Exterior Design
22.18          Minimum Property Maintenance Standards
22.19          Unsafe building
22.20          Razing and Demolition
22.21          Regulations for Moving Buildings
22.22          Exterior Finish Required
22.23          Fees
22.24          Violations and Penalties
22.25          Stop Work Order
22.26          Variance
22.27          Appeals
22.28          Disclaimers and Non-Liability for Damages
22.29          Severability
Exhibits
A-B Complaint Form/Property Inspection Report
Chapter 22 – Exhibit A B

Chapter 23 – Erosion Control

23.01          Authority
23.02          Findings and Purpose
23.03          Applicability of Ordinance
23.04          Definitions
23.05          Design Criteria, Standards and Specifications for Control Measures
23.06          Maintenance of Control Measures
23.07          Control of Erosion and Pollutants During Land Disturbance and Development
23.08          Permit Application, Control Plan and Permit Issuance
23.09          Inspection
23.10          Enforcement
23.11          Appeals
23.12          Fees

Chapter 24 – Miscellaneous Provisions

24.01          “OPT OUT” of Administrative Review Procedures
24.02           Disposal of Abandoned Property

Chapter 25 - Construction and Effect of Ordinance

25.01          Rules of Construction
25.02          Conflict and Severability
25.03          Clerk to File Documents Incorporated by Reference
25.04          Penalty Provisions
25.05          Repeal of General Ordinances
25.06          Effect of Repeals
25.07          Title; Effective Date; Citation